'Luke Cage' Is 'Kick Ass, Wu-Tang Blackness With A Marvel Twist'
Huffington Post - 5 months
Marvel’s latest Netflix series, “Luke Cage,” can only be described as “unadulterated, bulletproof, kick ass, Wu-Tang blackness, with a Marvel twist,” says the show’s creator Cheo Hodari Coker.
Adapted from the 1970s Marvel comic book character of the same name, the Netflix action-drama series ― which stars Mike Colter, Mahershala Ali, Simone Missick, Rosario Dawson and Alfre Woodard ― is set in Harlem, New York. It tells the story of a wrongly convicted man, Luke Cage (played by Colter), who escapes prison after gaining super strength through an experiment before becoming a hero for hire.
Similar to other revised Marvel adapted television shows, “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones,” Coker ― who is known for his work on “Notorious,” “Ray Donovan,” and “Southland”― said it was imperative for him to take a modern-day approach to the story by incorporating current social themes, while maintaining entertaining elements from the original comic.
”We were able to do a hip-hop, Blaxpl
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